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    With Homeland at War, Ukrainian-Americans Watch, Mobilize
    Sep11

    With Homeland at War, Ukrainian-Americans Watch, Mobilize

    A cease-fire in Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian separatists has brought a temporary lull in the crisis gripping that country. But many of the estimated 1.2 million Americans of Ukrainian descent remain tense, fearful and angry. At Saint George Academy, a Catholic school in the heart of New York City’s Ukrainian-American...

    EU Delays New Russia Sanctions, to Meet on Thursday
    Sep11

    EU Delays New Russia Sanctions, to Meet on Thursday

    European Union envoys failed on Wednesday to reach a decision on whether to implement new sanctions against Russia over military involvement in the war in Ukraine and will meet for talks on Thursday, EU diplomats said. The diplomats said that while Germany was pushing to have the sanctions implemented, several other EU countries wanted to hold...

    Putin, Iran’s Rouhani to Discuss Trade, Economic Ties
    Sep11

    Putin, Iran’s Rouhani to Discuss Trade, Economic Ties

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani while they are in Tajikistan for a security summit on Friday to discuss trade and economic ties, a Kremlin official said. He did not say whether they would touch on an “oil-for-goods deal” which Tehran and Moscow have been discussing as a way to get...

    Criticizing NATO, Putin Underlines Need for Nuclear Deterrence
    Sep10

    Criticizing NATO, Putin Underlines Need for Nuclear Deterrence

    President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Russia must maintain its nuclear deterrence because of what he described as a growing number of possible security threats. With ties between Moscow and the West tense over the crisis in Ukraine, Putin signed a decree that gives him more control over a commission that oversees the defense industry and...

    Amnesty Says Both Sides Committed War Crimes in Ukraine
    Sep10

    Amnesty Says Both Sides Committed War Crimes in Ukraine

    Amnesty International said on Wednesday it had documented evidence of war crimes by both sides in the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The human rights group’s secretary-general, Salil Shetty, told a news conference in Moscow that some separatists, backed by Russian troops, and...

    Russian Official Says Ukraine Responsible for MH17 Crash
    Sep10

    Russian Official Says Ukraine Responsible for MH17 Crash

    Russia’s defense minister says Ukraine bears “full responsibility” for the deadly crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 because the incident occurred in Ukrainian aispace. Sergei Shoigu made his remarks during a meeting Wednesday in Moscow with Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein. Western governments have accused...

    Ukraine’s President: Separatist East Will Stay Part of Ukraine
    Sep10

    Ukraine’s President: Separatist East Will Stay Part of Ukraine

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said he will submit a bill to parliament next week granting parts of the separatist east greater autonomy, but keeping them part of Ukraine. Poroshenko announced the move at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. He promised special status to some areas of the rebel-controlled regions of Donetsk and Luhansk,...

    EU Pushes for Urgent Energy Deal in US Trade Pact
    Sep10

    EU Pushes for Urgent Energy Deal in US Trade Pact

    The United States should commit to exporting oil and natural gas to Europe under a transatlantic trade deal in light of the European Union’s geopolitical situation, the EU trade commissioner said on Tuesday. Tension between Russia and the West over the future of Ukraine is spurring the European Union to renew efforts to end decades of...

    OSCE: Let Journalists in Crimea Do Their Jobs
    Sep09

    OSCE: Let Journalists in Crimea Do Their Jobs

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has called for the de-facto authorities in Crimea to allow media members to do their job without hindrance. Speaking in Vienna on Tuesday, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, expressed concern about the intimidation of free voices in Crimea, following the detention...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Vows to Defend Mariupol from Separatists
    Sep09

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Vows to Defend Mariupol from Separatists

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has vowed to crush Russia-backed rebels if they break a shaky cease-fire and attack the strategic port city of Mariupol. Poroshenko says Ukrainian forces and people in Mariupol are prepared to defend the city, but not everyone agrees. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Mariupol. …read more...

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